DD hates her course, will she have to pay whole years fees?

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baldisbeautiful Wed 28-Sep-16 17:01:10

DD started a couple of weeks ago and hates her course. Won't go into detail but looks like the course is wrong for her and I think she wants out. My question is, will she be liable for the whole years' fees, or just for the first term? I wasn't sure if it was at the Uni's discretion or if there is a set format for this kind of thing. we have tried to encourage her to give it a bit longer before she decides but am worried that this may affect how much she may be charged by the Uni?? Hope that makes sense, thanks

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hellsbells99 Wed 28-Sep-16 17:05:04

Bald - the fee is definitely split out so no you won't have to pay the full year. She needs to go and see student services for their advice. There is a possibility that non is actually payable yet. It also may be on her universities website.

hellsbells99 Wed 28-Sep-16 17:05:33

'University's website' I mean!

titchy Wed 28-Sep-16 17:06:06

If she leaves within two weeks there should be no fee liability. Otherwise just the first term.

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Wed 28-Sep-16 17:06:50

There's a cut off point before which you can drop out without liability for fees. Unfortunately lots of students just stop coming but don't formally withdraw and end up liable for a completely wasted year of fees.

baldisbeautiful Wed 28-Sep-16 17:07:00

Thanks hellsbells99 I will get her to speak to them tomorrow.

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hellsbells99 Wed 28-Sep-16 17:11:28

Could she switch course at her university or is she going to take time out to decide what she wants?


Nowthereistwo Wed 28-Sep-16 17:12:14

Could she change to a different course instead of dropping out?

hellsbells99 Wed 28-Sep-16 17:13:04

Also I think the fees are split into a quarter being payable in the first term, the same in the second and then half in the third term.

Ausernotanumber Wed 28-Sep-16 17:14:06

It depends on the rules at her uni. They should have a fees dept or a fees and payments page on the Internet.

PikachuSayBoo Wed 28-Sep-16 17:14:39

When I was at uni lots of people swapped courses in the first few weeks.

ManonLescaut Wed 28-Sep-16 17:16:24

She should talk to the uni about switching courses, I know people who switched shortly after starting.

Coconutty Wed 28-Sep-16 19:37:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MotherFuckingChainsaw Wed 28-Sep-16 20:33:24

Yay to people swapping

It was like musical courses in the first few weeks of my course.

MotherFuckingChainsaw Wed 28-Sep-16 20:33:43


Not yay

PageStillNotFound404 Fri 30-Sep-16 07:41:48

I work at a university where we allow people to transfer up to week 3, subject to there being space on the course they want to transfer to and the receiving department being happy to accept them, which happens more often than not.

Sadusername Fri 30-Sep-16 10:36:20

My eldest had a wobble after her first term and was going to quit, but then she realised, just into 2nd term,, she had left it a bit too late and her fees had just been paid. If she had have done it a few days earlier, it would have been ok. However she couldn't bear the thought of having paid for something and then leaving, so kept going. In the end she loved it and left with a first.

Sadusername Fri 30-Sep-16 10:37:13

My point being- timing is everything? So move fast and find out what the options are.

WrongEndoftheTelescope Fri 30-Sep-16 16:17:34

She needs to hang in there fr the whole year OR get out very quickly. Dithering will cost, in all sorts of ways ...

PurpleWithRed Fri 30-Sep-16 16:27:22

Dd did this a few years ago. There was a short window where no fees were payable at all, then after that just the first term. But she needs to decide and move quickly.

FWIW DD came home, worked locally in pubs and bars, decided what she really wanted to do, researched all the options, visited all the universities, and has been a very happy and successful student ever since. Stepping back was the best thing she could have done.

GoMeGoYou Fri 30-Sep-16 21:29:33

One of my DCs friends moved from one course to another one, then back again, then back again? then did both for a while, then dropped out. (I think I got that right) 😂

Trouble is with just switching courses is that you might end up making a rushed decision. I'd think about a gap year and giving it all a lot more thought. BTW I know that wasn't the OPs question......

curryandrice Fri 30-Sep-16 21:31:25

DN left his course after 3 weeks and wasn't charged

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